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SPED 446. Learning Disabilities Methods

Credits: 3
Department: Special Education
Description: Examination and application of strategies for elementary-and secondary-age students with learning disabilities. Focus is on the role of the learning strategy specialist in resource and inclusive settings.
Corequisites: SPED 480, SPED 481, SPED 490
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Course Meeting Dates: January 26; February 9, 23; March 23; April 13, 27.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Utilize principles of universal design for learning in order to meet student needs across disability areas and across settings and provide access to grade-level content standards.
2. Design, implement, monitor, and adjust goals and objectives to address the individual strengths and needs of students with specific learning disabilities.
3. Select and apply evidence-based instructional practices, for academic instruction, for students with learning disabilities and diverse needs within a common instructional setting.
4. Apply strategies to increase academic skills, reasoning, problem solving skills, study skills, organizational skills, coping skills, social skills, self-advocacy, self-assessment, self-awareness, self-management, self-control, self-reliance, self-esteem, test-taking skills, and other cognitive strategies to ensure individual success in one-to-one, small-group, and large-group settings.
5. Cultivate professional relationships that encourage peer observation, coaching, and systems for giving and receiving feedback from colleagues to enhance student instruction and program outcomes.

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